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The University of Michigan College of Pharmacy is seeking applicants for the position of Executive Director of Pharmacy Advancement to direct its fundraising and alumni relations functions. This position reports to the Dean.
Direct all aspects of fundraising for the College of Pharmacy, including planning, organizing, prospecting, cultivation, solicitation, executing gift agreements, etc.
Oversee the briefing process for the Dean before donor interactions in collaboration with others.
Oversee donor stewardship in coordination with the Advancement Team.
Coordinate and guide the Dean’s donor and alumni travel and events, including coordination with the Dean’s Office to schedule these activities.
Oversee the college’s alumni and donor advisory boards including: membership and strategy, coordination of meeting agendas and logistics, and related communications and action plans.
Coordinate alumni relations activities with the Annual Giving and Alumni Relations Director and with the Dean’s Office for events involving the Dean.
Oversee communications with alumni and donors.
Coordinate with the College of Pharmacy Communications Office.
Build and maintain supportive and productive working relationships and partnerships with leaders and staff in University Development.
Provide positive leadership to the Advancement Team that will promote high levels of job effectiveness, engagement, belonging, and retention of staff, including:
Prioritizing work strategically and clear goal-setting;
Focusing on implementation and execution;
Building, developing, and managing talent;
Making sound business decisions;
Developing and maintaining productive relationships;
Develop and implement strategies to continue to advance the overall intercultural competence of the team and advance our DEI efforts and College of Pharmacy values.
Coordinate with the Dean’s Office, Student Services, Office of Financial and Human Resources, and others to maximize and ensure proper use and reporting of gift funds.
Mentor students and work with student organizations.
Mentor faculty and staff for donor meetings and activities.
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 8 years of experience in fund raising, marketing, public relations, alumni relations, or related area in a higher education setting (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).
Some experience in public speaking and in editorial or publication capacity.
Considerable knowledge of investments, tax law and accounting terminology.
Experience managing individuals and proven ability to lead a team of individuals toward a common goal.
Commitment to fostering a positive team environment with an emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion and the College of Pharmacy values. Strong engagement around cultural awareness, knowledge, and competency.
Commitment to fostering a collegial environment with development staff, university colleagues, prospects, and donors.
Ability to work effectively and proactively in a complex organization and political environment.
Strong organizational skills, including a commitment to and a track record in both strategic and operational planning.
Experience providing customer service in a high-pressure environment.
Demonstrated ability to apply good judgment and handle confidential materials and situations with sensitivity and discretion.
Ability to set priorities for self and team, and flexibility to meet changing priorities.
Careful attention to detail.
Working knowledge of personal computers, word processing, spreadsheets, and database software.
Project management experience.
Experience interacting with executive level and other high-level administrators and university affiliates.
Familiarity with University procedures and policies.
This full-time position may be eligible for a hybrid schedule combining remote and onsite work.
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